4 Types of Fasts

Supernatural Fast

A fast divinely enabled by God.

Moses fasted for two periods of 40 days. Deuteronomy 9:9, 18

Elijah did not eat for 40 days. 1 Kings 19:8Read more

Bible Translation Interpolation

Interpolation is the insertion of something of a different nature into something else. Some Bible versions mention fasting in Matthew 17:21, Mark 9:29, and 1 Corinthians 7:5. However, these references to fasting are believed to be later additions that were not part of the original Bible manuscripts.

Matthew 17:21 and Mark 9:29 refer to the disciples not being able to cast out a spirit, and Jesus said, “This kind goeth not out but by fasting and prayer.” According to the Adam Clarke Commentary and other scholars, Matthew 17:21 is not in the “Vatican MS, one of the most ancient and most authentic perhaps in the whole world.” It is omitted by more reliable texts. While some manuscripts contain the word “fasting” in the Mark account, the Vatican Manuscript omits “fasting”, the Amplified Bible uses italics for “and fasting,” and many other translations reject its veracity. The evidence is inconclusive in this verse. It is interesting that all of the Bibles in the different languages used for translation in this publication use the word fasting in the Matthew account. Swahili does not use the word fasting in the Mark account.Read more

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Individual Roles of the Trinity

“THE FATHER CREATES A PLAN,
JESUS CHRIST IMPLEMENTS THE PLAN,
AND THE HOLY SPIRIT ADMINISTERS THE PLAN.”

The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit are unified together as God and function in harmony in the universe as well as in the lives of mankind. While the members of the Godhead have common goals and purpose, as well as  shared attributes and functions, each person of the Trinity also has unique roles and responsibilities.

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Attributes of God

The first chapter of the Bible opens with “In the beginning God….” The Word reveals to mankind the attributes and characteristics that God Himself chose to share with us. His design, will, and judgments bring clarity and purpose. Life is made fuller and richer as we learn and understand more about the nature of God.

God Is . . .

Immaterial

God is not fundamentally composed of matter.

“God is a Spirit.” —John 4:24Read more